Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Dedicated and successful English teacher with 11 years of experience. Expertise in creating engaging and meaningful lesson plans that focus on the WHY to foster student success. Highly effective in adapting course material to meet the needs of all students while maintaining alignment with the district curriculum. Committed to student success to create life long learners.

  • Quality first time instruction
  • Lessons focused on WHY
  • Individualized instruction
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Student support
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Attention to detail
  • Quality feedback
  • Positive and timely communication
  • Appropriate relationships and communication
Work History
08/2010 to 05/2020 English I Teacher Chicago High School For The Arts | Chicago, IL,
  • Taught English I all 10 years. K and L levels for 10 years. SPED for 2 years.
  • Maintained GT certification throughout career.
  • Responsible for creating and presenting engaging and meaningful lessons paired with appropriate informal and formal assessments that aligned with district curriculum to evaluate student progress.
  • Collaborated with English I teachers to ensure alignment of lessons and to identify and provide the most successful instructional practices for student success.
  • Prepared students for standardized testing achieving pass rates above district average each year.
  • Assisted students in identifying the best study habits for their individual learning styles to ensure success throughout high school and beyond.
  • Fostered organized and safe classroom to assist in student success and growth.
  • Maintained positive and professional relationships and communication with coworkers, supervisors, students and parents.
08/2014 to 05/2019 PALs Teacher Langham Creek High School | City, STATE,
  • Enabled juniors and seniors to use their potential to make a difference in their schools, lives, and community.
  • Created positive role models inside and outside of school.
  • Incorporated various team building exercises within the class to create positive and safe environment for students to be themselves.
  • Ensured PALs students understood importance of service before self.
  • Provided difficult situations to role play and discuss best practices prior to pairing students up with an elementary or middle school student within district.
  • Communicated frequently the importance of confidentiality between themselves and their mentee that they were paired with.
  • Provided safe place to discuss personal issues and mentee issues that arose throughout school year.
  • Required students to maintain high standard of accountability, punctuality, and honesty to ensure that they received the most out of the class.
  • Encouraged students to be best version of themselves.
08/2014 to 05/2017 English I Team Leader Langham Creek High School | City, STATE,
  • Ensured that lesson plans were not only dynamic, but also were aligned with appropriate district curriculum to ensure student engagement and success.
  • Assisted teachers with identifying best practices for their classrooms and students.
  • Coordinated weekly meetings to discuss best practices, provide and enforce deadlines, maintain positive working environment, and build strong relationships within team.
  • Mentored new teachers by presenting sample lessons to ensure their understanding and purpose of lessons.
  • Provided safe place for teachers to discuss student and parent concerns, so a resolution could be reached that ensured success of student and teacher.
  • Attended district Team Leader meetings to discuss best practices and gain new ideas with Team Leaders from across district.
  • Facilitated team building activities within team to maintain positive morale.
08/2009 to 05/2010 English Teacher PASS Academy | City, STATE,
  • Taught 6-12 graders who had been placed at the alternative campus in the Dothan Public School System.
  • Responsible for continuing student coursework until they were placed back at their home campuses.
  • Provided engaging and meaningful lessons to ensure student engagement.
  • Planned lessons to introduce and expose students to various genres in literature.
  • Facilitated interesting and diverse group activities and discussions to engage students in the material.
  • Consulted with other teachers about best practices to be successful within classroom.
  • Worked with administration on behavioral issues to support the needs of all students.
  • Maintained an organized, clean, and safe classroom for students.
Expected in 05/2009 Bachelor of Science | English Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, GPA:

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